Archive

Network Associates bids again for McAfee

By : CIOL Bureau

Network Associates has said that it will bid again for the 25% of
McAfee.com. The deal is now worth $44 million about 20% less than when it bid
back in April. Network Associates owned all of McAfee before spinning it off in
1999.

Ericsson says not in takeover talks

By : CIOL Bureau

Ericsson has said that it is not in takeover talks, responding to
speculation, but did not rule them out in the future. Analysts say, Germany’s
Siemens was one possible buyer, but that Ericsson was more likely to make
acquisitions than be bought.

Sony sees Q1 profit, denies reported loss

By : CIOL Bureau

Sony is expected to post a group operating profit in the three
months to June 30, as against its earlier forecast of a loss. Sony relied on its
blockbuster game console PlayStation 2 for the bulk of its operating profits in
the business year and hopes to continue it the next year too.

IBM sells Endicott, NY location to new company

By : CIOL Bureau

IBM will sell its New York microelectronics manufacturing division
to Endicott Interconnect, a new company backed by local investors in a
state-brokered deal. The move will be incorporated into the $2.0 billion to $2.5
billion charge that the big blue plans to take for microelectronics and the sale
of its hard-disk drive business.

Internet search engines mull change in ad practices

By : CIOL Bureau

Many Internet search engines now plan to change the way search
results are provided by distinguishing advertisements from Web content. There
have been objections raised to the practice of including ads in search engine
results that has proven as one of the most lucrative methods of Internet
advertising.

e-business incubation: Testing big ideas

By : CIOL Bureau

Business incubation is a novel concept that is gaining popularity in India
particularly among the top technology and business schools. Among the different
categories of incubators, the most popular are the e-business incubators. Here’s
a close look at the all the facets of e-business incubation.

Wind River rolls out WindManage

By : CIOL Bureau

Wind River has released a device management product suite,
WindManage, that enables manufacturers to implement remote management
capabilities into their products for virtually any networked device. The suite
accelerates the development process by enabling manufacturers to build a variety
of management layers quickly.

EDS says WorldCom’s woes could impact 2002 target

By : CIOL Bureau

Electronic Data Systems believes that WorldCom will continue to
require substantial IT services, but otherwise and if it failed to pay, then
these developments could be material to results of operations in 2002. The
company also said it might write off about $90 million worth of assets, if the
WorldCom contract falls through.

Emerging NAS vendors face an uphill battle

By : CIOL Bureau

Network-attached storage devices have to continue to evolve
technologically in terms of scalability, performance, availability and
manageability. Despite the clear opportunity for NAS technology in the
enterprise segment, there are significant barriers. This article talks about the
areas that the technology needs to address and the barriers.

RealNetworks rolls out game subscription service

By : CIOL Bureau

RealNetworks has launched a new subscription service, GamePass,
that delivers video games over the Internet. The service allows users of
RealNetworks’ online game delivery service to download one game per month for
a monthly fee of $6.95 and to buy additional games at a discount.

Sony Playstation2 sales to top 10 million in July

By : CIOL Bureau

Sony’s PlayStation 2 game console will reach the 10 million
target by the end of July, according to newspaper reports. Sales had been
boosted by a series of discounts to the price amid flaring competition from such
new entrants as Xbox.